When should I expect eggs from my Buff Orpingtons?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Country Guy John, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello my friends, I am raising Buff Orpingtons for the first time and I would like for those of you with experience with this breed to share your experience. They are 20 weeks old this week. When I had Barred Plymoth Rocks, they were hatched in April and I got my first egg in September. I know that we still have a couple of weeks before the month is out.

    So, when should I expect eggs from my Buff Orpingtons that are now 20 weeks old?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Orpingtons usually take something like 24 weeks to start laying. Hopefully next month. They are individual though and some may start sooner, others later. I've had one start at 22 weeks but all the other started after 24 weeks.
     
  3. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Galanie, Thank you for your feedback. I will keep you posted.
     
  4. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that it's around 24 weeks too. My BO was 24 weeks old on 9/9 and I have seen her hanging out in the nest boxes lately, so I hoping it's a good sign and she'll be laying soon!!
     
  5. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heybarb, Thank you. I will keep waiting patiently.
     

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